Seems today’s the hottest this season though we can finally feel it’s Summer at last, thank God it cools at night.
A great lunch time option in this weather is gazpacho, a traditional Spanish cold vegetable soup, first time I do it, really nice and cooling plus very easy to make I even added spring onions and it did add a nice flavor.
I also did some eggplant dip or mtabbal and some fresh guava grapes bananas lemon smoothie,all very refreshing.
Ingredients and method of gazpacho :
# 3-4 big peeled coarsely chopped tomatoes.
# 1 cucumber.
# 1 clove garlic.
# one small onion (I added a small spring onion also)
# 1 small red sweet pepper.
# 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
# 2 cups tomato juice.
# salt, pepper, chili powder.
# chopped parsley, tomatoes and cucumbers to garnish.
# mix all ingredients in a blender very well.
# chill in fridge for 3-4 hours then garnish with parsley, tomatoes, cucumbers and crushed black pepper upon serving.
I personally loved this dish, hope you try it and give me your opinion.
Dinner today was homemade kebabs with lots of appetizers: hummus, aubergine dip, baked tomato salad, yogurt with mint and oregano and fatoush.
Dessert was baked tweitat or Zaynab fingers.
Ingredients and method:
2 cups plain flour.
2 cups whole wheat flour.
1 cup olive oil.( or half olive and half vegetable oil)
1 small spoon of instant yeast.
1 small spoon grounded fennel,anise and cinnamon.
Half a cup of sesame seeds. (سمسم محمص).
Half a cup of black seeds,I think they’re called sativa (الحبه السوداء.قزحه ).
1/2 cup sugar.
Pinch of salt.
For the syrup:
3 cups granulated sugar.
1 and 1/2 cups water.
1 small spoon lemon juice.
Boil all ,then leave to simmer till syrup is thick (30- 35 minutes).